Ashfall by Mike Mullin
Many visitors to Yellowstone National Park don't realize that the boiling hot springs and spraying geysers are caused by an underlying supervolcano, so large that the caldera can only be seen by plane or satellite. And by some scientific measurements, it could be overdue for an eruption.
For Alex, being left alone for the weekend means having the freedom to play computer games and hang out with his friends without hassle from his mother. Then the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts, plunging his hometown into a nightmare of darkness, ash, and violence. Alex begins a harrowing trek to search for his family and finds help in Darla, a travel partner he meets along the way. Together they must find the strength and skills to survive and outlast an epic disaster.
This book sounds SO GOOD! I love the premise and what makes it even better is that some believe that this could be a possibility (I may be one of them...). I loved the movie 2012 and the supervolcano eruption was a part of that movie, and I picture that in my head when I think about this book. It makes me wonder how those around it survived and this book lets me see an aspect of that. I am intrigued to read this survival story and see where Mulling takes this journey. I cannot wait to read this one!